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A research hub for antibiotics resistance

A research hub for antibiotics resistance

Denmark said on Thursday it would create an international research centre focused on the fight against resistance to antibiotics, a scourge affecting almost half a million people worldwide. Danish Health Minister Ellen Trane Norby signed a memorandum of understanding in Seattle, in the United States, with the international network of …

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’Toxic’ declared Oxford Word of the Year

’Toxic’ declared Oxford Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionary has declared the adjective ‘toxic’ as the Word of the Year for what it says reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations in 2018. The word was selected from a shortlist that included ‘gaslighting,’ ‘incel’ and ‘techlash.’ The data showed that, after ‘chemical’, ‘masculinity’ is the most-used word in …

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Searching for an elusive peace

Searching for an elusive peace

Russia hosted a regional conference on Afghanistan last week to nudge the reconciliation process between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities. The Taliban were represented by the political council chief, Sher Mohammad Stanikzai. Representatives from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the U.S. and India swere also …

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2019: Is a grand opposition against the BJP possible?

2019: Is a grand opposition against the BJP possible?

The making of a coalition is no more a matter of choice for the parties opposed to the right-wing authoritarian postures of the BJP but a command from the common people. The churning on the ground among almost all social groups is exerting pressure on the Opposition parties to jettison …

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Binani Cement: Dalmia Bharat moves SC against NCLAT order

The Dalmia Bharat Group has moved the Supreme Court challenging the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order approving UltraTech Cements Rs. 7,950-crore bid for Binani Cement. Confirming the development, Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited told The Hindu , “We have filed an appeal in the …

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Sabarimala, and the quest for equality

Sabarimala, and the quest for equality

The debate on opening the shrine to all women is revealing deep casteism and misogyny Sabarimala, it appears, could be our new touchstone for understanding liberals, especially from Kerala. The intellectual emptiness in the arguments of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao on the Sabarimala …

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